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  • in reply to: Newbie with Ashford jack FL -seeks others #189418
    yezemin
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      I would recommend “Learning to weave” by Deborah Chandler.

      She shows several ways to warp your loom and you can choose what you like best.

      in reply to: Sewing Clothing from Woven Fabric #187892
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        I found some information about that in Mary E. Black’s Book “The Key to weaving”. She has an Appendix with tables with suggested materials, threading and sleying. It’s not much, but it’s a start.

        A Handweavers Notebook by Sharon Alderman (Swatch Collection from Handwoven Magazine) seems like a treasure chest to me. But I didn’t weave after that so far, because I first need to learn to grade my own patterns, as standard sized patterns don’t fit me.

        There are also some weavers out there, which sew clothes from their weaves and some of them offer also workshops. Let me check my bookmarks…

        There is Daryl Lancaster. She does great and gorgeous stuff and offers workshops. She also has some material in her shop, that you can buy and download.

        Daryl’s Blog (weaversew.com)

        There is Kathleen Weir-West. She has some interesting weave designs in her coats:

        KATHLEEN WEIR-WEST (kweirwest.com)

        I also like some of Denise Kovnat’s stuff. She also offers workshops:

        Random Acts of Color (denisekovnat.com)

        There are more out there. There even is a fashion show for woven garments!

        I don’t have a dryer, so I would do a sample and test it in your machine.

         

        Hope that helps!

        in reply to: Spring loom tie-up problem #160552
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          I have to admit that I never tested treadling before I had connected ALL treadles, but I had only ok sheds before I readjusted all the lams height, according to the manual. After that I now have a faboulus shed.

          Did you check if all your lams are at the correct height, when your locking pin is in?

          in reply to: linen tie on gets loose #159718
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            Great to hear, that all is going smoothly now! Happy weaving!

            in reply to: linen tie on gets loose #159661
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              Did you retie them and they keep behaving like that? Otherwise, as you are still at the header, that should work fine. In the worst case, I would weave back to do that.

              Did you check beforehand if your knots are tight? I’m doing that in the way that I put pressure to the warp threads with my hands. This way usually any looseness in knots shows itself early on.

              in reply to: Guidance for an upholstery project #159552
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                This rather extensive Master Thesis on UPHOLSTERY FABRIC FOR
                AMERICAN EMPIRE FURNITURE could be interesting to find out which fabrics would be appropriate for the period.

                https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2327&context=theses

                in reply to: Help! My warp came off my mill before I started chaining! #159298
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                  I don’t have any tips for the actual warp, but for the next one: Secure your warp at several places with tightly knotted threads. The same goes for your cross. I even put threads on the ends, as the far one (from the cross) usually is hard to entangle otherwise.

                  I think in one of her first videos Jane explains about securing the warp before you take it from the board/mill.

                  yezemin
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                    There is no coupon code.

                    in reply to: Tension problems? Forum Newbie #158939
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                      Is it possible that something bulks up UNDER your cloth? I know that problem from the cords that attach to the cloth beam. In the beginning, they tend to distort the threads at the egdes.

                      I also like to use a very big yarn for the first few rows to straigthen out the warp threads. If the start or end of this yarn entangles in the cloth, it bulks, and I get distortions at the egdes.

                       

                       

                      yezemin
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                        @9acrewood: That’s one of the causes why I don’t use Mac anymore. My Windowstablet works just fine with Windowssoftware…

                        On the other Hand there is a lot of crafting software for Ipad and Android, I will never be able to use with my Windowssystem. You win some, you loose some. 🙂

                        yezemin
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                          Hi Nina,

                           

                          you don’t tell if you are using Windows or Mac. In Windows these sample files should be under:

                          This PC/Documents/My Weaving/Silver…Samples

                          I only have the Bronze Version, so I’m not perfectly sure about the correct name of the Sample Folder, but if I remember right, Bob showed in the explorer where the files are located.

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                          yezemin
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                            Wow, thanks so much. I never knew that the color in the underlying square can be chosen via doubleclick. I also didn’t know that I can type numbers for the threading and treadling sequence. That especially will make copying drafts from a magazin or such for modification so much faster!

                            I also didn’t know what those red outlined tools are for. Can you imagine that I put every dot by hand? This makes drafting so much easier!

                            It’s also awesome to know, that I can do nearly everything with the keyboard instead of a mouse (will keep my RSS down…), especially with color sequences!!!

                            What I missed: I know, that I should be able to SAVE my own color palette, but I didn’t really understand how to do that. If you are using a special brand of yarn it would be great to be able to save that color palette, instead of changing the existing colors over and over.

                            I didn’t really get the “Drop Repeat”. Wouldn’t that be the same as the “Advancing Repeat” if I change the steps to 2 instead of 1?

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                            yezemin
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                              I also recommend the service! Bob reacts really fast, if you need a new validation code.

                              But still, I would love the option to deactivate your code on one computer and reactivate the same code on a new system.

                              The way your program gets a new number, every time you install it on another system is genious, but in case the company ceases to exist, you can’t use your program on a new system anymore, even if it would still work perfectly fine there.

                              in reply to: Hard treadling on an old Fanny #155074
                              yezemin
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                                I don’t know how the Fanny works.

                                With my Louet Hollandia the harness problems come usually from entangled cords at the harnesses. It starts with being harder to lift and ends with complete blockage. Finding the entangled cords is sometimes a really pain.

                                It also can happen that a cord slips from it’s roller (and get’s slowly shredded). The Hollandia is a parallel countermarche.

                                Did you check if your treadles are connected the right way? I managed once a harness problem by connecting a harness the wrong way to the treadles. That way the harness was’nt able to move up, when it should.

                                in reply to: Adding a Race to my Jane #154711
                                yezemin
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                                  Did you really mean an 8″ warp with an 9″ shuttle? That would mean no throwing at all, therefore I’m asking.

                                  My old loom without a shuttle race had a max weaving width around 30inch and I used that width frequently.

                                  It’s really just technique, if your problem isn’t warp tension.

                                  If that is too low (even for some threads), the shuttle will take a dive more frequently, as the warp doesn’t hold the shuttle in a straigth line, while sliding through, even if you throw it just fine. Perhaps that is your problem?

                                   

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